NIKON B500 HD Camera
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Simply brilliant photos and videos
The COOLPIX B500 feels great in your hands, whether you're zooming in with its super telephoto NIKKOR glass lens or recording 1080p Full HD video using the flip-up LCD. And it takes all the work out of shooting beautiful photos and videos with its 16 megapixel low-light sensor, Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction (VR), easy menus and controls, fun creative effects and outstanding automatic operation. Plus, the whole time you're shooting, the COOLPIX B500 can be easily and seamlessly connected to a compatible smartphone through Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) technology for instant photo sharing and remote camera control. Simply brilliant.
Get closer to what matters
40x optical zoom, 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom
Few shots are too far away for the COOLPIX B500's NIKKOR ED glass lens. 40x optical zoom gives you super telephoto power, then Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom, effectively doubles that reach for a whopping 80x zoom. Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) keeps your shots steady—crucial at such long distances—and a 16-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor captures every detail.
Unleash new possibilities with a compatible smartphone
Install Nikon's new SnapBridge app on a compatible smartphone or tablet* and unlock exciting new capabilities with the COOLPIX B500. Built-in Wi-Fi®, NFC and Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) maintain a constant connection between the app and your camera, so each shot you take automatically transfers to your smartphone or tablet for sharing, editing with photo apps or uploading to your favorite sites. You can even use the SnapBridge app to control your camera remotely!
Enjoy the view
Tilting 3.0-inch 921,000-dot LCD
The COOLPIX B500's large, tilting LCD display makes it easy to compose your shots and monitor your video recording. You can also use it to find exciting new shooting angles. Reviewing and sharing your creations is a pleasure, too—every shot and video looks fantastic on the high resolution display.
Master the camera in no time
Simple, convenient operation for stress-free shooting
The COOLPIX B500 is so easy to use, anyone can take great photos and videos with it. Just turn the camera on, point, shoot and marvel at the results. For maximum point-and-shoot convenience, select Easy Auto Mode. It automatically optimizes the camera settings for each shot, no matter how challenging the situation. You'll be free to enjoy the moment while you capture it.
Make movies that amaze
Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound
The COOLPIX B500 is a powerful video camera, too. Capture moments in Full HD 1080p quality with stereo sound and marvel at how 4-Axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction (VR) counteracts shaky hands for tripod-steady videos. Transform a regular video into a thrilling fast-motion sequence with the new Superlapse Movie feature, great for first-person perspectives, sports moments, video tours and more.
It's frustrating when a smartphone camera focuses on the wrong thing. With the COOLPIX B500, Target Finding AF quickly determines your intended subject and puts the focus where it belongs—on your subject.
Flatter your friends and family
Create beautiful photos of the people you care about. Smart Portrait System activates several features ideal for portraits, like Face Priority AF, Skin Softening, Blink Warning and more.
VR image stabilizationA Nikon technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake.
ISO 6400Maximum high ISO available on the camera is 6400 ISO.
CMOSComplementary metal-oxide semiconductor, one of the two main types of image sensors used in digital cameras. The Nikon COOLPIX CMOS image sensor with a backside illumination structure increases the amount of light that each pixel receives. The resulting improvement in noise and sensitivity reduction makes the select COOLPIX cameras more capable when shooting night scenes or in dark indoor situations.
Clear Color DisplayThis innovative technology improves screen visibility for a more vivid, clear image when taking and sharing pictures. Reflections are minimized while contrast and power savings are improved. (In select COOLPIX models).
Smart Portrait SystemNikon’s Smart Portrait System incorporates into COOLPIX cameras a series of automatic functions, including In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™, Improved Face-Priority AF, Face Priority AE, Smile Mode, Blink Warning, Skin Softening and D-Lighting.
Scene Auto Selector / Easy Auto ModeNikon COOLPIX cameras are so smart they know what kind of picture you're taking and can automatically select from six commonly used scene modes, eliminating the mode-setting procedure and streamlining the shooting process.
Target Finding AFSelect COOLPIX digital cameras utilize the Target Finding AF feature which instantaneously assesses the intended subject and automatically adjusts the AF area according to its size to assure clearly focused images.
Subject TrackingCOOLPIX cameras and select D-SLRs in Live View mode, maintain focus on a moving subject using a contrast detection system, which is based on the principle that objects in a scene that are in focus display the highest contrast.
Full HDFull HD video offers a resolution of 1080p, with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
Wi-FI/NFCRefers to wireless technology and wireless communication. In photography, it's most commonly the wireless transmission of images directly from a camera to a computer in order to achieve a swifter workflow. NFC (Near Field Communication) allows cameras that feature NFC and select Android smartphones to connect by being in close proximity to each other.
Dynamic Fine ZoomDynamic Fine Zoom is a new feature available on select Nikon COOLPIX digital cameras that extends the zoom range electronically 2x with minimal image degradation.
Effective Pixels (Megapixels)16.0 million
Sensor Size1/2.3 in.
Monitor Size3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor TypeTFT-LCDwith Anti-reflection coating
5-level brightness adjustment
Tilting TFT LCD
Storage MediaSD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
MovieFull HD: 1920x1080/ 60i
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 50i
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 30p
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 25p
HD: 1280x720/ 60p
HD: 1280x720/ 50p
HD: 1280x720/ 30p
HD: 1280x720/ 25p
HS 1920x1080/ 15p
HS 1920x1080/ 12.5p
HS 640x480/ 120p
HS 640x480/ 100p
VGA 640x480/ 30p
VGA 640x480/ 25p
ISO SensitivityISO 125- 1600
ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full ResolutionUp to 7 shots atapprox.7.4 frames per second
Battery / BatteriesAA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium)